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Louw Barnardt

Managing Director, Outsourced CFO


A driven entrepreneur, Louw Barnardt co-founded financial management boutique OutsourcedCFO, a company of Chartered Accountants that provides CFO services for ambitious SMEs. Louw has built up a team of more than fifteen highly qualified financial professionals who have become synonymous with excellence in high level financial management for private companies in South Africa. OutsourcedCFO has helped raise more than R100 million in growth funding for start-ups in the last 12 months and has an annualised growth rate exceeding 100% pa.

In his role at OutsourcedCFO, Louw has built up a formidable client portfolio. His work in the tech start-up and finance space has recently seen him named as the youngest entrepreneur on SAICA’s Top 35 under 35 CA’s in SA, and more recently the Fast Company Top 20 under 30. As a catalyst for driving business growth and entrepreneurship, Louw coaches, mentors and judges at various business incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurship development programs.